November Ekphrastic challenge: Day 4

Yes, I know, most eyes are rivetted on the vote count, but still, the ekphrastic challenge goes on. Both images, by Marcel Herms (Angry white mouse) and Terry Chipp (Consider the night) are appropriate for this poem.

4MH Angry white mouse (get a life), mixed media on paper, 19,5 x 22,5 cm, 2020


Night walkers

Night closes about the timid,
the mouse-hearted,
and it pads soft
as the anaesthetist’s rubber soled shoes,
bringing the solace
of silver and silence
to the dear departed.


TC4. Considering the night

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

36 thoughts on “November Ekphrastic challenge: Day 4”

    1. Thank you 🙂
      It’s an uneasy time for the world. Whatever the outcome, it’s frightening how close the voting has been. I read that Black and Latino voters for Trump had actually increased.

      1. I just don’t understand. Apparently in Florida, Latino voters are afraid of “socialism.” How anyone can believe a word he says is beyond me.

      2. I firmly believe that people’s political ‘convictions’ are determined by which party will give them the most money. Colour doesn’t come into it or gender. It’s not about ideals, just cash benefits.

      1. We’re being told here that Biden can still win. As my second daughter said though this evening, even if he does, it still means almost half the votes went to Trump even after four years of proving what an uncivilised pox bottle he is.

      2. Not only that, but the Republicans will still control the Senate. So depressing. If it goes to the Supreme Court, they will give it to Trump, no matter what the vote count says. Just like with Bush.

      3. All those states still counting have mad hordes screaming fraud. They’ll keep screaming even if Biden wins all of them.
        Btw, I thought when I got up this morning they’d have finished counting in Nevada. How many people live there? I thought it was mostly desert.

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